60th Birthday Bash in Pacific Palisades

October 2nd, 2015

We were approached by a dear friend to plan her husband’s 60th birthday bash. Because of couple’s love and passion for music and good food, the right entertainment and a delectable menu was very important to them. The couple also wanted to create an Andalusian/Moroccan theme because of all of their travels and their special love for architecture, music and colors.

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60th Birthday Bash Moroccan Theme

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60th Birthday Bash Moroccan Theme

Nikki and Madiha were able to sit down with the couple for a detailed discussion and walked away with a full understanding of what the client was envisioning. After the initial site visit with all the involved vendors, wheels started to turn in motion as they had two months to plan this bash.

60th Birthday Bash Moroccan Theme

60th Birthday Bash Moroccan Theme

60th Birthday Bash Moroccan Theme

The couple was given the color chart and shown two specific colors – deep red and midnight blue – that we thought would work well with the space and theme. Because entertainment was a vital part of this event, a trio of cajon, acoustic guitar/singer and dancer was hired.

60th Birthday Bash Flamenco Dancer

60th Birthday Bash Flamenco Dancer

60th Birthday Bash Flamenco Dancer

60th Birthday Bash

60th Birthday Bash

The food was also very carefully chosen to reflect the theme with Mezze table and a delicious cuisine paying homage to Morocco. Beverages were given careful consideration and upon arrival of guests, they were served Moroccan inspired drinks. Bartenders were dressed in Fez and Djullabas to create the cohesive theme. We also managed to get the best DJ who rocked the night!

60th Birthday Bash

60th Birthday Bash

60th Birthday Bash

60th Birthday Bash

60th Birthday Bash

60th Birthday Bash

Looking at all the details from the invite to the door sign, menu, bar signs, lighting, food, furniture vignettes, long tables, bar area, pool area, one could tell that a lot of planning, designing and coordination had gone into this event. Guests were in for a beautiful experience and best part of all was to see the birthday boy having a blast, so much so that at some part of the night, he decided to jump in the pool and also dance flamenco style with the dancer!

60th Birthday Bash

60th Birthday Bash

60th Birthday Bash

60th Birthday Bash

60th Birthday Bash

60th Birthday Bash

60th Birthday Bash

60th Birthday Bash

60th Birthday Bash

60th Birthday Bash

60th Birthday Bash

60th Birthday Bash

60th Birthday Bash

This was truly a birthday that my friends and their guests will never forget! We loved working with them to pull this event together, and wish the birthday boy a very fruitful and wonderful year!

Photo credit: Amanda Sweiko Photography

Thanks for reading our blog. Have an Exquisite weekend and we’ll see you here next Friday!

♥ Exquisite Events

Under the Californian Sun

September 25th, 2015

Last year, we did a fun and beautiful wedding at the London West Hollywood and this month, it was published in Inside Weddings magazine! Read below for details about the wonderful couple Nishita and Michael and about their Exquisite Event!Cummings1

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Exquisite Events in Inside Weddings

Exquisite Events in Inside Weddings

Thank you to our Vendors…

Venue: The West Hollywood London Hotel

Flowers: The Hidden Garden

Linens: Wildflower Linen

Photographer: Lin & Jirsa Photography

What a busy summer!

September 18th, 2015

Hello to all of our faithful followers! Thank you for stopping in from time to time and reading our blog, commenting on our Facebook page, and liking our Instagram photos. We try and keep you up to date on all that’s going on at Exquisite Events, and because this has been a busy summer, we have been a little quieter on our social media outlets than usual.

SO, here’s a quick Instagram recap of Wedding Season 2015, with more detailed blogs on each event to follow over the next few weeks.

Of course as you know, we’ve redesigned our website, so after checking out our blog, be sure to have a look around. ;)

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Be sure to stop by our website every Friday from now on to read our new blogs on our events, fashion, travel, featured vendors, and more!

Have an Exquisite weekend! See you here next Friday.

A Cherry Blossom Wedding

June 29th, 2015

We absolutely loved planning this gorgeous spring time wedding! It was a traditional Korean wedding that started at the beautiful First Congregational Church in Los Angeles where the Christian ceremony was held. If you are in Los Angeles and have not had a chance to visit this church, please do so when you get a chance-it is stunning! From the ceremony, we shuttled all guests to the Biltmore Hotel for the reception. Guests were escorted into the Tiffany ballroom where they were greeted by sounds of classic jazz, while the couple performed the traditional Paebaek ceremony, or bowing ceremony. Traditions and customs are one of our favorite part of planning weddings and this ceremony brings a lot of fun and color. The couple changes into traditional Korean attire and the idea behind the ceremony is for the couple to bow in front of elders out of respect-quite a lovely tradition.

The reception ballroom was full of cherry blossoms with the color tones being golds and blushes. Guests enjoyed a 4 course meal while a 9 piece band performed the likes of Sinatra and Buble, as well as top 40 hits that guests danced the night away to!


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Enjoy and have an Exquisite Day!!

Photo credits: Callaway Gable Photography



We Are New Contributors for Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine

March 11th, 2015

We were approached by Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine to be contributors on their new website.   Needless to say, we were thrilled beyond words and happy to oblige.  The following video is the first one we recorded for the website.  You will continue to see our work featured on the website along with fresh videos and new content, including “Ask the Expert”, as well as our featured events.  We hope you enjoy the video and continue to visit Wedding Style Magazine’s website to see editorials on Exquisite Events.

Have an Exquisite Day and we will see you next Wednesday!

Getting Ready for the Second Annual Luxe Hotels Wedding Event!

March 4th, 2015

As we are approaching the Second Annual Luxe Hotels Wedding Event, we thought it’d be fun to highlight last year’s event. We are thrilled to be on the Host Committee again this year and are looking forward to a great evening on March 9th! For more information, visit the Luxe Hotels Wedding Event website, or click on the flyer below.


This was such an exciting planning process! Getting to know Renee Strauss was an inspiration. We also loved being fully taken care of by the Luxe Hotel each time we went there for meeting!


Renee Strauss used to be a retail queen for high-end wedding gown designers. She left the retail business and became the wedding ambassador for Luxe Hotels all over the world. This was her first high-end wedding event with Luxe. She approached us to be part of the host committee, which entailed collaborate design of the event, influence in social media, getting to know the layout of the property, and communication with hotel staff.


Planning and designing consisted of developing a concept for our 15 x 27 foot space. We decided on an ombre color scheme of radiant orchid pink, the color of the year. Our phenomenal table linens and chair covers were done by Wildflower Linens.




We  really wanted to do something different than the typical floral centerpiece, so we created a tress atop square tables and hung flowers from top and bottom. Eddie from Tic-Tock flowers did an outstanding job. It was whimsical, but sophisticated. The zigzag effect of  the tables gave it a multi-dimensional look.


Diann Valentine, a co-host and very creative and edgy designer, recently did a wedding at the St. Regis with a hanging cake structure, so we wanted to incorporate that cake and that created a very big WOW factor.


On the sweetheart table, which was an Exquisite Events design, we used silver from the Exquisite Events line. This included jewelry boxes as favors, large silver bowls for the floral center pieces, and lovely silver chargers.
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The backdrop was also unique. Instead of the typical drapery, we wanted to do something a little different to cover up the back wall. We had panels in pinks light to dark accompanying tables of the opposite shade.


Guests loved our space! We were so happy to hear comments all night with so much positive feedback.


Another highlight of the night was the Sareh Nouri fashion show. The detail on her gowns is extraordinary – the French lace, the roughing, and the embellishments were gorgeous. Her line had old world charm and a Grace Kelly feel.


About 300 brides and grooms-to-be were in attendance, and everyone enjoyed the fabulous hors devours, desserts, and open bar.



The night was a great success, and we are looking forward to future events with Renee and Luxe Hotels.
Have an Exquisite day, and see you next Wednesday!

Reema and Kunal’s Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel | Part 2 – Grand Reception

February 25th, 2015

During the design meeting, our couple expressed the desire to have turquoise, which was the groom’s favorite color, and aubergine, which was the bride’s favorite color. The room was draped in eggplant with silver valances and featured a silver dance floor and chairs.

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We decided to do the flowers in jewel tones—therefore, deep purples, merlots and burgundy colors were used for centerpieces.

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All the square tables and the head table were dressed in Camilla Teal from Wildflower Linen.

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The cake table had solid teal.

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The stage was designed with mirrored and tufted panels and had a regal charm about them.

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The lighting was done in very soft pink and the ambiance was magical.

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The ballroom doors were opened amidst all the “Oooohs” and “Aaaahs.” Ribbon dancers and LED dancers performed elegant dance movements on the dance floor as the guests took their seats.

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The Grand Entrance featured dhol players and all eyes were on the couple as they went to the dance floor for their first dance as husband and wife.

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Bhangra dancers were hired to open the dance floor and the energy in the room was electrifying.

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Needless to say, our couple was over the moon with the entire event and we have not stopped receiving touching and lovely thank you notes to this day. We are excitedly looking forward to doing something beautiful for the last daughter and when the time comes we will be ready.


Have an Exquisite day and we will see you next Wednesday!

Reema & Kunal’s Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel | Part One – Sikh Ceremony

February 18th, 2015

We are very fortunate to have the clients’ trust to do repeat business with them.  This particular client has four children and this was the third child’s wedding that we designed and planned.

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Reema & Kunal Sikh Ceremony 1

He is an absolute dream client and wanted to pull no stops for the celebration.  The fact that he trusts us implicitly also made it an extremely joyful planning process. We had a total of four months to plan their high-scale wedding with seven hundred expected guests.  There was one design meeting with the couple to understand their vision and style and a few subsequent meetings for the walk-through and vendor walk-through at the hotel.  Since the groom was from Seattle, they arrived a few days before the wedding and had their own celebrations and events.  We were fortunate to get both the ceremony and ballroom spaces the day before the event to do our install and set up. That was a huge help as this event had a lot of moving parts.

By Friday night, our ceremony tent was all done with the exception of flowers and some minor tweaking and details.

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We woke up on January 24th to gusty winds that created a havoc in the tent.  The winds were so strong that chandeliers were moving violently and at times the tent ceiling was coming down.  Our initial design entailed bringing the outdoors to the indoors. The tent was going to be an open tent, but with the situation at hand, we decided to enclose the tent to provide comfort to the guests.

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The winds also posed a safety challenge with the rented helicopter that was to drop tons of rose petals at the start of our groom’s procession.  With us (Nikki and Madiha), safety comes first, so we were in close contact with the company. We decided to wait until half an hour before to make that call.  As luck would have it, the winds died down considerably to have a smooth baraat, petal drop, snacks on the waterfall lawn and then the transition to the ceremony, which went off without a hitch.

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The bride had a send-off in a doli which took the couple in the horse carriage to the front of the hotel for them to get ready for their grand reception.

Have an Exquisite day and we will see you next Wednesday for Part Two of Reema and Kunal’s beautiful wedding–their reception!

Madiha’s Wedding

February 11th, 2015

Hi Everyone!

For this week’s blog, we thought we would celebrate Valentine’s Day by sharing my wedding from October 2003. It’s hard to believe it has been over 11 years since we got married but I will say that I was the most lucky and relaxed bride because my mom planned the entire thing! The mehndi was held at a country club in LA and to me, the most fun part about this was that I had family fly in from everywhere so the days leading up to the wedding we spent making flower garlands and prepping for the event. It was so fun and festive and was even more special because so many close friends and family were there leading up to it.





Our parents :)








So much fun seeing everyone have a great time! Luckily we had a day in between to recover before the wedding.


The wedding was held at the historical Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. We had seen about 15 venues before we came to this venue and as soon as I saw it I was in love. There is so much history there and the fact that the 1st Academy Awards were held there in 1929 made it even cooler. I also loved that there were portraits of Frank Sinatra and Audrey Hepburn in the ballroom-very old Hollywood.




My now 24 year old brother and 12 year old niece.


One of my favorite pictures with all my brothers.



John Solano had me laughing the entire time.


If you know me you know my extreme fear of heights. John Solano took me to the emergency exit of the 10th floor to get this shot and it turned out really cool.


I attached my Quran to the bouquet.



A moment with my dad before I walked down the aisle.








We were lucky enough to get access to the rooftop to get some really cool shots of the Hollywood sign in the background.


It’s amazing how much things in the wedding industry have changed so much over the last 11 years, but I still look back at my wedding and love everything about it.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!!

Have an Exquisite day and we will see you next Wednesday!

Photo Credits: John Solano Photography

2015’s Top Wedding Trends | Part 3 – Wedding Decor

February 4th, 2015

This week, we are going to cover all things decor from ceremony trends to reception trends. Weddings are meant to be fun, unique, engaging, and full of love and personality. Exquisite Events has been able to create some amazing and interesting decor trends that have left quite an impression. Let’s take a look at some fun trends that we think will be seen more frequently this year and in the years to come!

We love the idea of a suspended cake. It is a beautiful attention-grabber and a fun way to display 360-degree views of all the tiers.


Open canopies create a dynamic and romantic ambiance, especially for twilight weddings. The mixture of an indoor-outdoor feel makes for an intimate setting and a beautiful space.

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Monogrammed dance floors add a meaningful and personal touch to a wedding reception. An added bonus is that they can be used to cover up patterned carpet in the room.

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Styled rose petal arrangement is an elegant and fun added effect to the aisle way. It creates a dramatic and beautiful element to the ceremony decor.

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A mixture of colors create a beautiful effect.


We are excited to see more of these unique trends in the coming years!

Have an Exquisite week and we will see you next Wednesday!

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